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IPA - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,147 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,147
Reviews: 348
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 12.12%
Wants: 56
Gots: 175 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Lakefront Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: cichief on 01-05-2008

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Ratings: 1,147 | Reviews: 348
Photo of jonwiseman
4.21/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The highest rating I've ever given a beer on this or any other review site. This has always been one of my top three beers. Extremely well done in all aspects. Perfect lacing, perfect hoppiness. If they could DIPA this beer I would give it a 5.

Photo of pat61
4.75/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had on tap at the St. Paul Fish Market.
L: Clear amber with a 1” cream colored foam cap, persists and provides thin lace.
S: Fruit and grain on the nose
T: Citrus, grapefruit, grapefruit rind, good clean malt flavors. Hops are medium to medium high but not harsh.
F: Creamy, medium body, medium carbonation.
O: I can’t think of a better beer to drink with a lobster roll.

Photo of ltmueller
5/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Extremely smooth and crisp IPA. Not many do it better

Photo of jweaver95
3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

My first ever IPA, unfortunately, I didn't notice that it was bottled almost 15 months prior to when I drank it. Other than it being flat and a bit skunky, it wasn't bad. Looks great, tasted decent. Hopefully I can try it again soon when it's a bit fresher.

Photo of llamabadboy
4.26/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Tasty. Smooth at start then a little kick. Still smooth

Photo of buzzarooski
4.24/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This IPA is a GEM......the ONLY problem with it might be its "drinkability"....it is so good....and so smooth....that a "ROOKIE" might NOT notice that it packs an above average 6.6% ABV......AWESOME job Lakefront Brewery!

Photo of GOINBaCKWARDS
4.84/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A very drinkable IPA with a smooth finish and clean crisp taste.

Photo of tillmac62
3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

BOD 1/27/15. Slightly hazy medium amber pour. Outstanding head volume, lacing and retention.

Light nose of pine and citrus hops over a light biscuit.

Light medium body that is rather smooth. Slightly above normal carbonation with a decent middle effervescence and a nice finish.

The outstanding flavor profile is intense, a bit complex and expertly balanced. It begins with a blend of citrus and pine hop flavor, that has a slight grapefruit rind quality. As the middle approaches, a slight orange note appears along with a soft biscuit sweetness. The middle produces a mild bitterness underneath the dominant hop flavors. The finish is a slow fade of grapefruit rind flavor and bitterness.

Photo of ordybill
4.84/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from the tap into a pint glass at the Biergarten in Charleston, SC.
Aroma- Hops and fruit, great blend.
Appearance- A hazy orange amber with a medium sized white head.
Taste- A really nice IPA flavor mix of hops, malt and fruit.
Palate- A medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation, I really like the smooth finish.
Overall- An outstanding beer, I never heard of this beer before i ordered it. I will drink it again.

Photo of HeadyBroughtMeHere
3.14/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Meh. Very malty. Reminded me of a "lite" Dogfish Head 90 Min.

Edit: this was poured from a bottle at an airport bar (in Milwaukee--read: local). Didn't get to check the date on bottle for freshness before it was taken from me...and after reading other [significantly more positive] reviews, I'm wondering if I got an old/bad bottle...

Photo of ashleylake
5/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A great IPA from some of the best craft brewers you will ever meet.

Photo of dank203
3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

balanced ipa with just right bitterness, juiciness and carbonation

Photo of cambabeer
3.97/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

bready leading to some sweetness. Hops are very present but not very powerful. Orange in the taste, lemon zest and grass in the nose. Still some malted sweetness.

Photo of Kraj30
4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this is a fantastic IPA that is highly underrated. but make sure its fresh!

Photo of Barnoloid
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottled sample. A fairly standard IPA - heavy floral notes with a little caramel/bready malt sweetness. Not one I would go back to again and again but will do in a pinch.

Photo of RobWdnr9
4.73/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Very good nice color & smooth

Photo of tfsimpkins
5/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Excellent 'go to' IPA hands down.

Photo of Rickyjcnj
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not as hoppy as your typical IPA. Good introduction to IPA for newbies.

Photo of AmeriCanadian
3/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Disappointing. Just kind of an average IPA, but expected it to be much more than that.

Photo of scotorum
3.86/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

We don't normally get this in my state, but somehow a bottle ended up on a singles shelf locally. Bottled 5/29/14 so WAY past its prime, but I'm gonna take a stab at reviewing it anyway.

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a Unibroue stemmed flute.

a; Slightly hazy orange with an inch plus thick white head which receded slowly to heavy even surface foam and very dense lacing. Looking great so far!

s: Slight light fruit.

t: Somewhat fruity biscuit malt followed by a moderate hop bite which lingered at the back sides of the tongue through the otherwise dry finish.

m; Medium, nice body, moderate carbonation tingle.

o: Obviously a top quality IPA. Probably had more winning flavor when fresh, but still a good quaff, sips nicely to go with its near perfect look and mouthfeel.

Photo of SomethingClever
4.17/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

4 oz taster on tap

4 oz taster

A: light colored caramel nice white head


S: I can't hardly smell anything maybe a fleeting fruit smell


T: nice fruit flavors sweet with a Little bubblegum on the end a little bready malts finishes clean


M: lighter than most ipas almost a little watery on the end 


O: solid IPA right here if you like a little more fruity beer sweet I'd drink this again

Photo of beerdrifter
3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up as part of a mixed box of beer that Lakefront put out. Mainly clear yellow-orange pour with a foamy white two finger head with decent retention and lacing. The nose is a nice balance between citrusy, piney hops and caramel malt with hints of grapefruit and tropical fruit. The taste is more hop forward with lots of pine and citrus and some nice herbal notes. Hints of grapefruit, caramel, orange peel, grass, and toffee. The mouthfeel is tangy and oily with great balance and a nice dry, tangy, bittersweet finish. Overall, this one grew on me. A solid, well balanced, and drinkable IPA.

Photo of thedoubler55
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

A: Pours a somewhat cloudy orange/goldish color, had a nice one finger white head at the top and left a slight lacing around the glass.

S: Pine, honey, lemongrass, earthy nose, some caramel is also present and some grapefruit as well.

T: The taste follows the nose lots of grapefruit, and some pine and caramel notes throughout, some earthyness to it as well.

M: Warming, medium bodied, sticky and dry, and a good amount of carbonation.

O: Overall a good brew, not to bitter and good amount of flavors, well balanced. I feel like Wisconsin is stepping their game up when it comes to craft beer these days, good brew and well balanced.

Photo of Beantowner76
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Very drinkable IPA. Well balanced with a good hop bite. Nice citrusy notes. Good every day drinker.

Photo of danvanmat
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

A - A golden/orange color.Not too much head on my pour, but maybe I was being too careful.

S - Citrus/hoppy

T - It has the IPA bite, which is nice. Not as dominant and sharp as some of my other more-preferred favorites. It's more smooth, and I think that "casual" IPA drinkers would really like something like this. It's worth noting I had this from the bottle - I'd really like to try this on draft.

M - Thins is a good word to describe this. Not full at all, the texture of a light domestic.

O - I've had some "really good" IPA's, and I've had "good" IPA's. Right now, this one fits in with the latter. I do think that if I were to have this on draft it could be "really good". It's also worth noting that I'm drinking this after it was bottled over 3 months ago, so I owe it to Lakefront Brewery to try a fresh one. I'll definitely come back to this one at a later date.

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IPA from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
89 out of 100 based on 1,147 ratings.